Lately, this season that my husband and I have been walking through has been long, treacherous and quite painful. We battle not only my sickness, but desires, dreams and goals that go unmet for various reasons. In the past few weeks, we have not only been hit with a financial burden that was completely unseen,… Continue reading Why Your Life is Like a Magic Trick
I am addressing this letter to each person in my life who does not personally suffer from chronic illness, but does suffer from the effects of mine. You cannot begin to understand the amount of guilt I carry because I have imposed on your life in ways that are not fair to any of you.… Continue reading An Open Letter To Everyone Who Suffers from my Chronic Illnesses
If you know me at all, then you are well aware that I am pretty much able to cry on command. With that said, it’s obvious that I definitely have more of an emotional type of personality, and inevitably, over the years, I have shed countless tears for a multitude of reasons. Crying is a… Continue reading Are you wasting your tears?
My current physical status can be summarized in one word- Pain. Intense, debilitating pain. I’m confined to my couch, fighting a war against my body that decided that today was a perfect day for a horrible Fibromyalgia flare up and possible kidney infection (I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to confirm my suspicions of the… Continue reading When Your Chronic Illness Flares and Doesn’t Ask Your Permission
We’ve all heard, or said, the phrase “I’m so sick and tired of being sick and tired!” and there are a plethora of situations that may have rightfully triggered that statement. It could be because we’ve had the stomach flu for 2 days, bronchitis for 2 weeks or a chronic illness for 2 years. Whatever… Continue reading When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired